New Report Shows MNU Adds Nearly $45 Million Annually To Kansas Economy

OLATHE, KAN. – According to a new study, MidAmerica Nazarene University generates $44.6 million in new income each year for the Kansas economy.  Based on 2012-2013 data, the economic impact of the university’s payroll and operations alone was $28.7 million in added regional income. And MNU generates $9.4 million in social benefits to the state… Read more »

Ribbon Cutting set for 35th Elementary School

OLATHE – The Olathe School District will host a ribbon cutting at Millbrooke Elementary School, 11751 S. Sunnybrook Blvd., at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11. Following the program, a Sneak-a-Peek will be held for the school community. The school staff and Principal Stephanie Dansco are excited to welcome students next week to the district’s 35th… Read more »

Save the Date for the next Business Lunch Series, Sept. 5

Register today for the third luncheon in the Chamber’s Business Lunch Series, focused on community engagement and the benefits for businesses. Corporate and not-for-profit organization leaders will provide perspectives on the benefits of community engagement and the impact of corporate social responsibility. Moderated by Matt Smith, Humana, panelists for this luncheon include Laurie Minard, Garmin… Read more »

Blazing New Trails to offer a Taste of Olathe on Aug. 22

Our Blazing New Trails Event & Auction is just two weeks away! In addition to the fun of live and silent auctions with auctioneer Dave Webb, live music by guitarist Casey Todd, and great camaraderie, guests at our 11th Annual Blazing New Trails will enjoy a great array of food provided by these generous member… Read more »

Olathe Public Schools breaks ground on fifth high school

The ground was officially broke at the site of the Olathe Public School’s fifth high school yesterday morning! Olathe Chamber members and Ambassadors joined Mayor Michael Copeland, Superintendent Dr. Marlin Berry and the President of the Board of Education, LeEtta Felter, for the ground breaking ceremony at the southeast corner of Santa Fe and Hedge… Read more »

Olathe Chamber to host New Member Lunch on Aug. 22

Whether you just joined the Olathe Chamber or are a current member who hasn’t attended (or has new employees who haven’t!), all current members are invited to attend our New Member Luncheon on Friday, Aug. 22, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Olathe Medical Center, Suite 315 in Doctor’s Building 2. This FREE event… Read more »

2014 Primary Election recap

Polls closed Tuesday evening for the 2014 Primary Election, with a reported 5.4% voter participation in Johnson County. Tuesday’s election ended several contentious Republican primary races; however, many incumbents defeated their challengers, earning them another opportunity to represent their districts. For a look at all of the state primary race results, click here: Now… Read more »

Senator Roberts to Hold Town Hall Meeting Aug. 14 in Johnson County

TOPEKA, KS – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts will continue his traditional listening tour of Kansas with town hall meetings in Johnson, Wyandotte and Leavenworth Counties on August 14, 2014.  Roberts will listen to the comments and concerns of Kansans. All meetings are open to the media and the public.   Thursday, August 14, 2014 10:00… Read more »

Indian Motorcyle Kansas City celebrates its grand opening in style

America’s first motorcycle company returns and now open in Kansas City. Indian Motorcycle Kansas City will celebrate its grand opening Aug 15 & 16 on its brand new showroom in Olathe, Kansas. At the center of the event will be the Indian Motorcycle demo tour featuring the all-new Indian Motorcycle line-up with a free t-shirts… Read more »

Roberts joins Olathe Chamber team full time

Chad Roberts has joined the Olathe Chamber as its new database/IT manager. In his new role, Roberts will oversee and coordinate all IT support and develop and maintain the Olathe Chamber’s internal database. Roberts had previously worked part time for the Olathe Chamber as an IT specialist since 2012. While supporting the Olathe Chamber part… Read more »